College of Health Professions
Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration
Students with a previously earned Master of Science in nursing may apply for admission to earn a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration. The Post-Master's Certificate prepares nurses to assume increasingly demanding responsibilities in managing the delivery of health care in various settings.
As a result of market forces, driven primarily by changing reimbursement policies and managed care, opportunities for capable health care managers are growing rapidly. Nurses who hold advanced degrees are highly desired in today's healthcare settings.
AASU graduates can be found working in all areas of the United States. Some graduates have chosen to pursue additional graduate studies, and their education in the business aspects of health care has provided them a competitive advantage.
Savannah serves as a regional medical hub and, as such, offers varied clinical opportunities to Armstrong Atlantic State University nursing students. Students have faculty-supervised practice experiences in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, industries, schools, clinics and other community agencies. The faculty believe that positive faculty/student interactions are imperative for the development of caring and knowledgeable nurses, and research activities sponsored or guided by the graduate program in nursing are directly responsive to regional needs.
Course of Study
A program of study must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies, and a student must be admitted to Graduate Studies on a degree or limited admission basis. The program of study consists of 21 semester hours in courses including foundations of nursing administration, financial management for nurses, marketing, legal and ethical nursing, health information systems, and an independent study and practicum.